Calorie Counts for Meat

All Foods > Meat

  • 1.    Bacon

    Bacon does contain some protein but is also very high in saturated fat and sodium, so is best only eaten on occasion.

  • 2.    Beef

    Beef is a rich source of protein as well as iron, which will help to support high energy levels. Try to eat grass-fed beef if possible.

  • 3.    Bison

    Bison is a very lean source of red meat that will provide you with plenty of protein, hardly any fat, and important iron to maintain exercise performance.

  • 4.    Bologna

    Bologna is relatively low in protein compared to other meat and packs in a high amount of sodium, so is best not consumed as part of your regular diet plan.

  • 5.    Brisket

  • 6.    Chicken

    Chicken is a rich source of protein along with tryptophan, vitamin B3, as well as selenium and will help maintain your lean muscle mass.

  • 7.    Chicken Breast

    Chicken breast is one of the leaner parts of the chicken and will contain very little dietary fat but will be high in protein content and completely carb free.

  • 8.    Chicken Drumsticks

    Chicken Drumsticks are a higher fat portion of the chicken that will supply you with a good source of protein. Don't worry too much about the fat content.

  • 9.    Chicken Thighs

    Chicken thighs are rich in protein and will also supply niacin and selenium.

  • 10.    Chicken Wings

  • 11.    Corn Dogs

    Corn dogs do contain some protein, but you're better off getting protein from other healthy meats such as grilled chicken, or a steak instead.

  • 12.    Corned Beef

    Corned beef contains almost an even amount of protein and dietary fat, and is also quite high in sodium. Try for regular or grass-fed beef if possible.

  • 13.    Duck

    Duck is a good source of protein and is a good source of phosphorus, copper, and selenium.

  • 14.    Fried Chicken

    Fried chicken is a good source of protein but will also pack in unhealthy fats since its fried, so you're best off eating this only occasionally on your diet plan.

  • 15.    Grilled Chicken

    Grilled chicken is one of the best ways to consume your chicken breast, making it a high quality source of lean protein.

  • 16.    Ground Beef

    Ground beef comes in many different percentage of fat varieties. Try adding butter if you wish to make it tender.

  • 17.    Ground Chicken

    Ground chicken is a great way to enjoy chicken and works well as a replacement for ground beef when you want to slash your fat intake but still keep your protein level high.

  • 18.    Ground Pork

    Ground pork contains a good dose of protein and iron. Try making your own sausage with it by mixing basil, salt and leaving it in the fridge overnight.

  • 19.    Ground Turkey

    Ground turkey is one of the leanest ways to eat ground protein and works excellent for preparing burgers, meatballs, or casseroles.

  • 20.    Ham

    Ham is a good source of protein if you eat a leaner variety and is also an excellent source of Niacin, vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Zinc, Selenium, as well as Thiamin.

  • 21.    Jerky

    Jerky is high in protein content but will also pack in a good dose of sodium so is best eaten only in moderation on your diet plan.

  • 22.    Lamb

    Lamb is an excellent source of tryptophan in your diet and will also provide you with vitamin B 12, Vitamin B3, zinc, as well as phosphorus.

  • 23.    Lamb Chops

    Lamb chops are a good source of protein, high in Niacin, and rich in Zinc and vitamin B12, but higher in cholesterol, so to be eaten on occasion by those who are watching their cholesterol intake.

  • 24.    Meatballs

    Meatballs are typically prepared with ground beef and do tend to be higher in calories, but will still provide your body with a good source of protein as well.

  • 25.    Meatloaf

    Meatloaf will contain a balanced mix of proteins, carbs, and dietary fat and will also provide a good source of iron to keep your red blood cell count up and prevent fatigue during exercise.

  • 26.    Pastrami

    Pastrami is high in protein and one of the lower fat deli meat varieties but does contain a higher amount of sodium so you should consume it in moderation with your diet plan.

  • 27.    Pepperoni

    Pepperoni is a higher fat form of meat that often contains added nitrates and sodium so is best avoided as part of your diet plan. Eat real meat instead.

  • 28.    Pork

    Pork is rich source of protein, niacin, phosphorus, as well as riboflavin in the diet and will also provide you with a good dose of selenium and thiamin as well.

  • 29.    Pork Chops

    Pork chops can be a lean source of protein if you chose a leaner variety and will also be low in sodium content and high in selenium, thiamin, as well as vitamin B6.

  • 30.    Ribs

    Ribs will provide a good dose of protein but will also can also be high in sodium due to the barbeque sauce used to prepare them.

  • 31.    Roast Beef

    Roast beef is a good source of protein and will provide plenty of iron to fuel your physical activity.

  • 32.    Roast Chicken

    Roast chicken is a tender way to enjoy this lean protein source and when consumed without the skin is also a low-fat food to add to your diet.

  • 33.    Roast Pork

    Roast pork is a good way to consume this protein rich food as some of the fat will drip off the pork while it's roasting making it a leaner way to meet your protein needs.

  • 34.    Roast Turkey

    Roast turkey is a rich source of protein, and high in phosphorus, riboflavin, as well as selenium.

  • 35.    Salami

    Salami is high in sodium and not as "fresh" as other meats, so best eaten only on occasion with your diet plan.

  • 36.    Sausages

    Sausages will contain some protein but are also very high in saturated fat and sodium, along with many other additives so are best avoided on your diet plan.

  • 37.    Steak

    Steak, when you choose lean cuts of meat, is a quality source of protein, iron, and is rich in niacin, phosphorus, as well as vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.

  • 38.    Tempura

    Tempura is a form of dish that contains vegetables or meats that have been battered and deep fried therefore will be high in fat as well as carb calories.

  • 39.    Turkey

    Turkey is generally a lean source of protein provided you choose white meat and choose to eat it without the skin.

  • 40.    Turkey Bacon

  • 41.    Turkey Breast

    Turkey breast is a fantastic source of lean protein and contains minimal carb content while being rich in tryptophan to encourage a restful sleep.

  • 42.    Veal

    Veal is a rich source of protein and can easily be added to your regular menu. Try to eat "organic" veal if at all possible.